Finest and Rarest Wines 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Sotheby's
London

Date of the auction: 22.01.2014

Back

Image
CHATEAU PETRUS 1981

Chateau Petrus 1981 Chateau Petrus 1981 Pomerol Excellent level, label slightly soiled Lovely warm, aromatic nose. Lots of raisins on the palate. Drink now. Serena Sutcliffe, MW Lot 1 1 bt (cn) per lot: GBP 500-600 per lot: USD 800-950 per lot: EUR 580-700 The very word Petrus creates a "frisson

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £500 - £600

Date: 22 Jan 2014

Image
CHATEAU PETRUS 1982

Chateau Petrus 1982 Chateau Petrus 1982 Pomerol Excellent levels, good appearance Mature colour. A great nose of prunes, spices, huge character and "presence". Liquorice, with sweet, gummy definition. Some sweet aniseed. A lovely sweet "leather" taste. Now has a pruney finish, with sweet, soft

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £2,200 - £3,000

Date: 22 Jan 2014

Image
CHATEAU PETRUS 1983

Chateau Petrus 1983 Chateau Petrus 1983 Pomerol Lot 3: Excellent levels, excellent labels, 1 capsule slightly damaged Lot 4: Excellent level, label slightly soiled At nearly 30 years old, delicate, spicy and earthy on the nose. Difficult to place as Petrus when tasted blind - it does not seem very

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £800 - £1,000

Date: 22 Jan 2014

Image
CHATEAU PETRUS 1983

Chateau Petrus 1983 Chateau Petrus 1983 Pomerol Lot 3: Excellent levels, excellent labels, 1 capsule slightly damaged Lot 4: Excellent level, label slightly soiled At nearly 30 years old, delicate, spicy and earthy on the nose. Difficult to place as Petrus when tasted blind - it does not seem very

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £550 - £700

Date: 22 Jan 2014

Image
CHATEAU PETRUS 1985

Chateau Petrus 1985 Chateau Petrus 1985 Pomerol Lot 5: Excellent level, label peeling, very slightly stained and slightly damaged at edge, capsule damaged Lot 6: Excellent levels, labels slightly soiled A recent bottle was one of the greatest, with a glorious earthy, truffley, tobacco bouquet, with

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £320 - £400

Date: 22 Jan 2014

Image
CHATEAU PETRUS 1985

Chateau Petrus 1985 Chateau Petrus 1985 Pomerol Lot 5: Excellent level, label peeling, very slightly stained and slightly damaged at edge, capsule damaged Lot 6: Excellent levels, labels slightly soiled A recent bottle was one of the greatest, with a glorious earthy, truffley, tobacco bouquet, with

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £2,200 - £3,000

Date: 22 Jan 2014

Image
CHATEAU PETRUS 1990

Chateau Petrus 1990 Chateau Petrus 1990 Pomerol Excellent level, good appearance, capsule very slightly damaged There is a deeper colour on the 1990 than on the 1989 - denser. Incredibly opulent, plummy Petrus. Very voluptuous. Wonderful dried fruit flavours - almost Napa-like. Mocha and mint notes

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £750 - £1,000

Date: 22 Jan 2014

Image
CHATEAU PETRUS 1993

Chateau Petrus 1993 Chateau Petrus 1993 Pomerol Excellent levels and appearance Amazing colour for 1993, the result of some very severe crop thinning. Plummy Pomerol nose. Good middle palate but not long, of course. Serena Sutcliffe, MW Lot 8 2 bts (cn) per lot: GBP 1400-1800 per lot: USD 2200-2800

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £1,400 - £1,800

Date: 22 Jan 2014

Image
CHATEAU PETRUS 1994

Chateau Petrus 1994 Chateau Petrus 1994 Pomerol Excellent levels and appearance Sweet, scented nose. Mature and ready. Soft and sweet. Serena Sutcliffe, MW Lot 9 3 bts (cn) per lot: GBP 2200-3000 per lot: USD 3400-4800 per lot: EUR 2600-3400 The very word Petrus creates a "frisson" unlike any other

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £2,200 - £3,000

Date: 22 Jan 2014

Image
CHATEAU PETRUS 1995

Chateau Petrus 1995 Chateau Petrus 1995 Pomerol Excellent levels and appearance, packed in 6 bottle owc This was the driest year since 1945, except for 1961. We used to say it was a bit 'reined in', a touch 'Protestant' even, but now it is much more 'Catholic' and uninhibited! Intense, warm leaves

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £2,400 - £3,200

Date: 22 Jan 2014

Image
CHATEAU PETRUS 1996

Chateau Petrus 1996 Chateau Petrus 1996 Pomerol u. 1bn, 1vts, excellent appearance Lot 11 3 bts (cn) per lot: GBP 2400-3200 per lot: USD 3800-5200 per lot: EUR 2800-3800 The very word Petrus creates a "frisson" unlike any other wine name - and the liquid in the glass induces a dream-like silence as

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £2,400 - £3,200

Date: 22 Jan 2014

Image
CHATEAU PETRUS 1997

Chateau Petrus 1997 Chateau Petrus 1997 Pomerol Excellent levels and appearance Good colour. Smoky, musky nose. Whiffs of vanillin. Soft, silky, smoky. Delicious light wine. Finish of redcurrants. Serena Sutcliffe, MW Lot 12 4 bts (cn) per lot: GBP 2400-3000 per lot: USD 3800-4800 per lot: EUR

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £2,400 - £3,000

Date: 22 Jan 2014

Image
CHATEAU PETRUS 1998

Chateau Petrus 1998 Chateau Petrus 1998 Pomerol Excellent levels and appearance Beautiful, thick, rich, dense, Rubens-like colour. Amazing complexity on the nose - mega-dimensional. Vanillin, cinnamon, intoxicating oriental spices nose. With time, mocha creeps in. This has the absolute fascination

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000

Date: 22 Jan 2014

Image
CHATEAU PETRUS 1999

Chateau Petrus 1999 Chateau Petrus 1999 Pomerol Less dense colour than 2000. Scented, aromatic, redcurrant nose. Spicy and peppery. Such elegance and finesse. Then the chocolate comes after an hour in the glass. There is a touch of beautiful oak on the palate, with masses of come-hither fruit. This

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £4,400 - £5,500

Date: 22 Jan 2014

Image
CHATEAU PETRUS 2000

Chateau Petrus 2000 Chateau Petrus 2000 Pomerol Packed in owc within plain carton In 2011, an incredible 'Christmas pudding' bouquet of great richness and density. Plums and cloves, in that inimitable Petrus way. Total, wrap-around, fleshy flavours and texture on the palate. Lush and plush. An

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £12,000 - £16,000

Date: 22 Jan 2014

Image
CHATEAU PETRUS 2001

Chateau Petrus 2001 Chateau Petrus 2001 Pomerol This was always bound to be a winner, given the quality of Pomerol in this vintage which is increasingly evident with each tasting. Everything is in this - it is a very big wine. Exotic and yet pure, truffley and yet classic, this is beautifully

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 22 Jan 2014

Image
CHATEAU LAFITE 1986

Chateau Lafite 1986 Chateau Lafite 1986 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe Excellent levels and appearance 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Cabernet Franc, 15% Merlot. I have always been passionate about this wine. A great Cabernet Sauvignon year in the Medoc, giving density and depth. This now has a formidable

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £2,200 - £2,600

Date: 22 Jan 2014

Image
CHATEAU LAFITE 1989

Chateau Lafite 1989 Chateau Lafite 1989 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe Excellent levels, good appearance The middle of a stunning trio of Lafites and my absolute favourite. 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot. In 2012, extremely scented nose of great class and breed. Smoky too. Great 'family' similarity

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £2,000 - £2,400

Date: 22 Jan 2014

Image
CHATEAU LAFITE 2006

Chateau Lafite 2006 Chateau Lafite 2006 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe Lot 20: Packed in 3 magnum owc, owc lid replaced with wood, tissue wrapped 40% of the crop went into the 'grand vin' and this has led to a 'bewitching' nose that is totally Premier Cru. The quality of the tannins is remarkable and the

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £2,000 - £2,400

Date: 22 Jan 2014

Image
CHATEAU LAFITE 2006

Chateau Lafite 2006 Chateau Lafite 2006 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe Lot 20: Packed in 3 magnum owc, owc lid replaced with wood, tissue wrapped 40% of the crop went into the 'grand vin' and this has led to a 'bewitching' nose that is totally Premier Cru. The quality of the tannins is remarkable and the

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £1,300 - £1,600

Date: 22 Jan 2014

Image
CHATEAU LAFITE 2006

Chateau Lafite 2006 Chateau Lafite 2006 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe Lot 20: Packed in 3 magnum owc, owc lid replaced with wood, tissue wrapped 40% of the crop went into the 'grand vin' and this has led to a 'bewitching' nose that is totally Premier Cru. The quality of the tannins is remarkable and the

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £1,300 - £1,600

Date: 22 Jan 2014

Image
CHATEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1986

Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1986 Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1986 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe Good levels, 1 label slightly soiled, 1 good This has always been stunning, mammoth wine and, at 26 years old, everything was confirmed. The most incredible roses-in-full-bloom, cassis bouquet - almost hyacinths

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £750 - £950

Date: 22 Jan 2014

Image
CHATEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1989

Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1989 Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1989 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe Excellent level and appearance, tissue wrapped This is a very great Mouton, with the Merlot picked from 6th September and the Cabernet between 16th and 25th September, the earliest vintage at Mouton. Lovely spicy

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £340 - £420

Date: 22 Jan 2014

Image
CHATEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1993

Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1993 Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1993 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe Excellent levels and appearance, tissue wrapped, 8 with European labels, 1 with American label Lovely pretty scent. Very floral. A touch of acidity on the palate. Blackberries are the predominant fruit. Drink now

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £1,600 - £2,000

Date: 22 Jan 2014

Image
CHATEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1995

Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1995 Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1995 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe Excellent levels and appearance, tissue wrapped Lovely, sleek, boysenberries bouquet, turning to cherry liqueur. Coffee, loganberries and sheer, bouncy health on the palate. A touch of cherries on the finish. Very

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £2,600 - £3,200

Date: 22 Jan 2014

Image
CHATEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 2000

Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2000 Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2000 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe Lot 26: Tissue wrapped, packed in 12 bottle owc Lot 27: Packed in presentation owc within plain carton Great, almost overpowering nose. Creamy, blackberry, bloomy, voluptuous. Briary and brambly. Black fruit in

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £4,200 - £4,800

Date: 22 Jan 2014

Image
CHATEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 2000

Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2000 Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2000 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe Lot 26: Tissue wrapped, packed in 12 bottle owc Lot 27: Packed in presentation owc within plain carton Great, almost overpowering nose. Creamy, blackberry, bloomy, voluptuous. Briary and brambly. Black fruit in

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £4,000 - £5,000

Date: 22 Jan 2014

Image
CHATEAU MONTROSE 1970

Chateau Montrose 1970 Chateau Montrose 1970 St. Estephe, 2eme Cru Classe u. 3bn, labels slightly soiled, packed in 6 magnum owc Strong, meaty, bouquet. Very true. Perfect composition and excellent Montrose. Serena Sutcliffe, MW Lot 28 3 mags (owc) per lot: GBP 500-600 per lot: USD 800-950 per lot

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £500 - £600

Date: 22 Jan 2014

Image
CHATEAU LEOVILLE LASCASES 1986

Chateau Leoville Lascases 1986 Chateau Leoville Lascases 1986 St. Julien, 2eme Cru Classe u. 6bn, 3vts, excellent appearance, owc lid replaced with wood A glorious, aromatic, spicy Cabernet Sauvignon nose. Stupendous, concentrated, black berry taste, luscious, fresh and mouth-filling. Mocha tannins

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £2,000 - £2,600

Date: 22 Jan 2014

Image
CHATEAU LAFLEUR 1993

Chateau Lafleur 1993 Chateau Lafleur 1993 Pomerol Excellent levels, labels slightly scuffed and slightly soiled, 1 wrinkled Excellent colour. You find the spices of Lafleur here even with all the rain of the year. Nice flesh and fruit on the middle palate. Recently, from magnum, it shows that this

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £200 - £260

Date: 22 Jan 2014